Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Clouds + Sky Tell a Story in the Amazon

Traveling along the Amazon River in Peru is a transformative experience. The haiku below reveals what I felt while cruising for a week on La Estrella Amazonica and in one of their two 18-person skiffs used to navigate the narrow tributaries.

Strong coffee in hand
Early morning sky wakes up
Clouds compete above. 

Puffy marshmallows
Hover above green tangles
Monkeys grasp the air.

Sun streaks dark blankets
Coating an azure canvas
The sky cries again.

Scarlet fires blaze
A final sign of daylight
Night creatures beckon.

One last chardonnay
A perch above the wildness
Thin wisps covered in night shrouds. 


Vera Marie said...

Really beautiful photographs, Jeanine!

J The Travel Authority said...

Hi Vera, Thanks so very much!

Jane Louise Boursaw said...

Such wonderful photos. Just lovely.

chow and chatter said...

so beautiful must share with a google plus poet friend

A Cuban In London said...

I love your photos and the haiku. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

J The Travel Authority said...

Hi Vera, Thanks much. Glad you enjoyed 'em.

J The Travel Authority said...

Hi Jane, I appreciate your enthusiastic comment. Thanks.

J The Travel Authority said...

Hi Rebecca, That'd be very cool. Thanks.

J The Travel Authority said...

Hi A Cuban in London, Glad you enjoyed my haiku. Very fun to write it.

Sheryl said...

Just beautiful. I can hear music to accompany both the words and the lovely photos...

Alexandra said...

Sounds amazing. I love haiku and I love clouds.

merr said...

Seems like you were really in the moment with these photos and prose.